The kit includes an LCD panel, mounts, speakers, arcade buttons and joystick. "The only tools you'll need are a screwdriver and a pair of pliers. Total build time is around one hour," the project's makers say. "You then load up your Raspberry Pi with whatever games or emulators you want to play, hook it up to the Picade and have a blast!"
The Picade is currently at the prototype stage and needs funding from Kickstarter to improve the manufacturing process and to develop a custom printed circuit board.
The Picade still has until 29 November to accept donations through Kickstarter. If it reaches £49,152, the project will make decals available for the arcade cabinet. If it reaches £65,536, the team will research which other devices besides the Raspberry Pi could become Picade-compatible.
Kickstarter is a US-based crowd-funding site that enables people to pitch for funding for creative projects, from tech start-ups to films. Those beginning a Kickstarter project set a funding target and a date by which it must be reached; if the target is not met in the allotted time, the project is not funded and people pledging cash do not have to pay up. If the target is reached, the project goes ahead - less a five percent cut for Kickstarter.